Sooke football player heading to Snoop Dogg tournament

Angelo Avila a member of the Canadian team

A Sooke football player is heading to Los Angeles for the Snoop Youth Football League National Championship this weekend.

The Snoop league was founded by rapper and entertainer Snoop Dogg in 2005 in Southern California.

Traditionally, teams participating in the championship are from the U.S.

But thanks to former B.C. Lions’ running back and president of the All Star Youth Sports organization’s Cory Philpot, Canadian youth now have an opportunity to play in a major American university stadium and might have the opportunity to meet Snoop Dogg.

Sooke resident and Journey Middle School student Angelo Avila, 13, was selected to the Canadian team after months of preparation. He’ll be on the team with 40 other under-14 midget players.

Avila is a quarterback with the West Shore Warriors, but will play wide receiver in the tournament.

A handful of Island boys will head to California with Avila and will battle it out with 32 other teams for the championship.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UVic political scientist wants B.C. pulp mills to help produce masks, gowns

Claire Cutler says Canada needs to become self-sufficient when manufacturing PPE

Feeding ducks bread crumbs is a harmful habit

Wild Arc suggests to never feed wildlife in general

Greater Victoria Public Library offers new online resource service to cardholders

Friends of the Library provided funding for the service

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Tips for keeping dogs cool and safe this summer

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe

She had last been seen going for a walk on Aug. 6

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Fitness non-profit challenges citizens to invent a game to be physically active

The campaign was launched after a study showed only 4.8 per cent of children and youths in Canada met required standards of the 24-hour movement guidelines

Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows

Broccoli is one of the best-known vegetables with origins in this scientific haze

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

Vancouver Island team takes on wacky challenges of world’s largest scavenger hunt

Greatest International Scavenger Hunt taking place Aug. 1-8

Most Read